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From: "Ron Weeks" <rhweeks at attglobal.net> on 2008.11.11 at 12:06:42(18714)

Hello Ron

I have been searching the internet to try and identify a plant - I helped an elderly fellow repot his orchids, he gave me a sack with about 8 bulbs in it that looked like a birds nest in varying sizes from 1 inch to 9 inches accross - they stated shooting a few weeks ago and I planted them - the big one has a huge growth coming up - about 9 inches high with a diameter of 5 - 6 inches.

He told me they were Dracontium Giganteum - but I cannot find any information on them - I have attached a photo of the big one taken this morning and I suspect that I may have to wait for it to flower, and then try to find out what it is, but also wondered if the birds nest type large bulb was an identifying factor.

But just wondered if you or any of your members would know what it was -

I thank you in adance for any information and hope I am not a bother

Cheers

Cheryl Acford

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From: "Berthold Suchy" <BSuchy at t-online.de> on 2008.11.12 at 00:07:12(18716)
Dear Cheryl,

This flower is from Amorphophallus paeonifolius.

Regards

Berthold

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From: "bobbymcgehe" <bobbymcgehe at bellsouth.net> on 2008.11.12 at 01:18:27(18717)
Hello all,

It is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius.....

Bobby McGehe

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From: <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2008.11.12 at 02:48:29(18718)
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:06:42 -0500
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
From: rhweeks@attglobal.net
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From: Michael Pascall <mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2008.11.12 at 03:14:13(18720)
Looks like a flowering Amorphophallus paeoniifolius .
He may have got it mixed up with Dracontium gigas , that is growing in several collections
in Australia . I sold them at a few orchid Conferences over the years .
Some may think all 'smelly bulbs' are the same .

Michael Pascall,

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From: ronmchatton at aol.com on 2008.11.12 at 04:53:23(18721)
Ron:

Tell her this is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. The image attached is a
flower bud about half way through the development.

Ron McHatton

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2008.11.12 at 08:12:58(18723)
Hi Ron,

Such a waste of a fine aroider..........

It is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius.

Cheerio,
Wilbert

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From: "Denis Rotolante" <denis at skg.com> on 2008.11.13 at 06:56:21(18728)
LOOKS LIKE AMORPHOPHALLUS PAEONIFOLIUS BEFORE IT UNFURLS ITS RUFFLED
COLLAR LIKE SPATHE AND MIS-SHAPENED BRAIN-LIKE SPADIX

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